Who Will be Crowned Mr. Pennsylvania?
Posted July 30, 2013 3:22 pm
With the 2013 football season right around the corner, Preps.com took the liberty of deciding who can claim the name “Mr. Pennsylvania” when the season comes to an end in December. We broke down our favorite and sleeper in each classification. If you have a favorite or sleeper, be sure to leave your opinion in the comment section below. Enjoy.
A: Lenny Williams (Sto-Rox): Williams led Sto –Rox to the last two WPIAL finals before suffering losses to Clairton who currently holds the nation’s longest win streak. He was selected to the Fab 22 as a junior as well as winning WPIAL Co-Offensive Player of the Year award. He has made All-Conference on offense since his sophomore year and was selected as All-Conference on both sides of the ball last year. Look for Williams to put up ridiculous stats as the year approaches.
Sleeper: P.J. Fulmore (North Catholic): Fulmore will only be a junior this year after putting up mind-blowing stats last year as a sophomore. He ran for over 1,800 yards last year for his Trojans and made defenses look foolish. North Catholic only lost three starters from last year, so look for Fumore to continue to shine.
AA: Dravon Henry (Aliquippa): Henry is regarded as the best player in the state of PA according to espn.com. He also plays for a team that is a heavy favorite to steam roll through AA opponents for a state championship. The Quips were runners up last year in the state but return a lot of players. He was an All-State selection and named Player of the Year last season. He ran for 1,900 yards and had 20+ touchdowns last year. Look for Dravon to have a repeat performance this year.
Sleeper: Shai McKenzie (Washington High): Lets be honest, Shai is anything but a sleeper for player of the year in PA. He rushed for 2,600 yards last season and made Washington High one of the most fearful AA schools in the state. They came up short against Aliquippa in the AA WPIAL Final last year, but Shai took that loss to heart and is coming for revenge.
AAA: Andrew Ford (Cedar Cliff): Though Cedar Cliff is a AAAA school they play a AAA schedule Ford is a Virginia Tech commit who was selected to the Elite 11. He was 43 passing yards short of breaking 4,000 yards on the year last season while throwing for 35 touchdowns. He is regarded by some as the state’s best QB. While that is up for debate, this is not: Ford will be one of the most dominant forces in the state as he tries to lead Cedar Cliff to a state championship.
Sleeper: Jordan Whitehead (Central Valley): Though he is only a junior, Jordan Whitehead is arguably the best player in his classification. He has been in the shadow of Robert Foster the last two years, but all that looks to change as Whitehead will be the #1 guy for his Warriors. He rushed close to 1,000 yards last year and came away with three interceptions with 10 total touchdowns. Look for all of those numbers to skyrocket.
AAAA: Robert Martin (Harrisburgh High School): Martin is Rutgers commit that will dominate on both sides of the ball in the toughest classification in PA. Last year he ran for 1,759 yards with 18 touchdowns on just 139 attempts. He started at linebacker from the start of the season, he then started carrying the rock the fifth game into the season and the rest is history. He was an All-State runningback selection last year. If you have any questions as to why he is the #1 pick for AAAA, just watch the first play of his highlight tape. With District 3 up for grabs this year, look for Martin to have a long season and put up over 2,000 yards.
Sleeper: Harry Randall (Woodland Hills): Randall has been dominating for the Wolverines since his sophomore campaign. Last year we saw his season end much to early with a devastating knee injury. If you put on the tape from his only three games he played however, you’d see that is arguably the top athlete in the state. The Wolverines look to be the favorite in the state, and if Harry has a long season, look for him to put up outlandish numbers and be crowned Mr. Pennsylvania.
Sleeper #2: DaQuan Worley (Coatesville): Daquan Worley had one of the best tapes in the state. He is committed to Penn State and looks to make a final push as the state’s best player. He rushed for over 1,700 yards and 20 TDs last year. If Coatesville can make it back into the state playoffs for the second consecutive year, look for Worley to be a major contender for Mr. PA.